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Washington Insider
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:37 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

GOVERNORS, SENATORS LOBBY ADMINISTRATION TO MAINTAIN ETHANOL MANDATE

Governors representing six major corn ethanol-producing states have written to President Obama to urge him to use his regulatory authority to prevent proposed reductions in the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014. In their letter, governors from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota say a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency threatens the U.S. biofuels industry.

Earlier, a bipartisan group of 16 senators wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging ...

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  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
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